Major area of research is the application of geodetic imaging, numerical modeling, computational infrastructure, and pattern analysis to understanding the underlying dynamics of complex earthquake fault systems. Ph.D., Geophysics, California Institute of Technology (1991); M.S., Computer Science, University of Southern California (2003); M.S., Geophysics, California Institute of Technology (1988); B.S., Geology, Ohio State University, with honors and distinction in geology (1986). Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1993 – present) and Research Professor in Earth Sciences, University of Southern California (1999–present). California Institute of Technology, Visiting Assoc., Seismological Laboratory (1995–1996), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (1991–1993). Various positions at JPL include Principal Research Scientist (2008–present) DESDynI pre-project scientist (2007–2008), Deputy Manager, Science Division (2002–2005), Deputy Manager, Exploration Systems Autonomy Section (2000-2002). QuakeSim Principal Investigator (2001–present), US Representative to the International Science Board of the APEC Cooperation on Earthquake Simulation (2000–present), American Geophysical Union (AGU) nonlinear geophysics committee (2000–2005), Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) Science Panel Member (2006-present). Member American Geophysical Union and Seismological Society of America. Awards include NASA Group Achievement Award (2011), MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation Woman of the Year (2006), six space act awards (2005–2012), Women in Aerospace Award for Outstanding Achievement (2003), JPL Lew Allen Award for Excellence (2000), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1996). 53 peer-reviewed publications, 9 white papers.